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Press Release: March 5, 2004

"Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 10g": The All-in-One Source for Understanding the Complexities and Capabilities of Oracle

Sebastopol, CA--Where too-basic, too-broad primers fall short, and intimidating, weighty reference books overwhelm, there's one volume that serves as the perfect introduction to the full range of Oracle features and technologies, including the newly released Oracle Database 10g: Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 10g (Greenwald, Stackowiak, and Stern, O'Reilly, US $39.95).

Even experienced developers and database administrators will admit that Oracle is an enormous--and enormously challenging--system. And each Oracle version release presents a myriad of new technologies to master. Oracle Database 10g is no exception.

Written by experienced Oracle insiders Rick Greenwald, Robert Stackowiak, and Jonathan Stern, this new edition of the trusted Oracle Essentials distills a vast amount of information into an easy-to-digest volume that covers every aspect of the Oracle database, including the product line, architecture, data structures, networking, concurrency, tuning, and much more.

Focused text, detailed illustrations, and helpful hints deliver an invaluable overview of Oracle Database 10g and its underlying features, principles, concepts, and technology. Database administrators, developers, and managers at all levels of Oracle expertise will learn about:

  • Oracle products, options, data structures, and overall architecture for Oracle Database 10g (as well as earlier releases Oracle 9i and 8i)

  • Installing, running, managing, and tuning Oracle; configuring networking, security, backup/recovery, and Enterprise Manager 10g; and using Oracle Database 10g's self-tuning and management capabilities

  • Multi-user concurrency, online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, high availability, and hardware architectures (e.g., SMP, MPP, NUMA, grid computing) and their impact on Oracle

  • Oracle's network deployment models--the Web and Oracle's new emphasis on the Grid, with information about Java extensions and Oracle Application Server 10g

  • The latest Oracle Database 10g features--new flashback capabilities; EM 10g; additional database tools--Database Upgrade Assistant, SQL Tuning Advisor, Segment Advisor; bigfiles; automatic tuning of shared memory, undo management, the SGA, and the PGA; and automatic upgrade and tuning tools--the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM), Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Automated Workload Repository (AWR)
  • Neither too complex nor too simplistic, Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 10g offers the solid foundation that developers and database administrators need to use the Oracle database most effectively and efficiently.

    Additional Resources:

    Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 10g, Third Edition
    Rick Greenwald, Robert Stackowiak, Jonathan Stern
    ISBN 0-596-00585-7, 374 pages, $39.95 US, $57.95 CA
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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